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Race & Ethnicity

Abolition - 50 articles
Baptism in Blood
The Civil War and the creation of an American civil religion

The Wisest Radical of Them All
Two Views of Lincoln

Telling Lincoln

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Affirmative Action - 8 articles
Letters
The Groves of Academe
Salt, Light,and Affirmative Action

Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Getting Beyond Victimology
A provocative collection of essays for the black silent majority.

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African American - 177 articles
Mythical Proportions
America is not so generous, free, and innocent as it imagines itself.

Racially Diverse Faith Coalitions Oppose Gay Marriage, Tackle Other Issues
Invigorated by the election, African-American and Hispanic leaders are reaching out on a range of political fronts.

Anglicans, Blasphemy, and the BoSox
A ridiculously comprehensive roundup of religion news so far this week.

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African American churches - 53 articles
A Preaching Woman
The remarkable story of a former slave sheds light on the origins of African American Christianity.

You Have the Right to Be Rich
But you have to earn it.

The Sweet Torture of Sunday Morning

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Allen, Richard - 9 articles
Black Christianity Before the Civil War: Christian History Timeline
A Christian History timeline

You Must Not Kneel Here
One April Sunday, Richard and fellow black Methodists decided they wouldn't stand for prejudice anymore.

Black Christianity Before the Civil War: A Gallery - The Fruit of Freedom
When given even a limited opportunity to grow, these African-American Christians blossomed.

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Anti-semitism - 64 articles
Two Iraqi Churches Bombed
Plus: Mr. Bean opposes British religious hate-crime bill, religious summit opens in Indonesia, Vatican condemns 'Christianophobia', Christmas dilemma, praying for the home team, and other articles from online sources around the world.

Scalia Says State Should Not Be Neutral to Religion
Plus: Flying Anglican bishops, Kristof at it again, clergy in Canada turn to the union, the Air Force and Christianity, Thanksgiving ministry, and more articles from online sources around the world.

Are Mainline Churches Anti-Semitic?
Plus: Former Bishop indicted on rape charges, Iraq's Christians fight for survival, priests duke it out at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and more articles from online sources around the world.

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Asian American - 0 articles

Bigotry - 63 articles
What Does an Anglican 'Gay Wedding' Mean for the Church?
Zambia's new veep is a televangelist, the new Christian theme parks, singing about God at graduation, and other articles from online media around the world

What Does the First Anglican 'Gay Wedding' Mean for the Church?
Zambia's new veep is a televangelist, the new Christian theme parks, singing about God at graduation, and other articles from online media around the world

Is Eric Rudolph a Christian Terrorist?
Presbyterians keep ban on gay ordination, Newsweek examines fetal rights, Ten Commandments display gets federal court approval, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Black church - 67 articles
7 Habits of Racially Mixed Churches
How to achieve ethnic diversity—and die (to self) trying.

Bill Cosby Was (Mostly) Right
But he overlooks the redemptive role of the church.

The Sweet Torture of Sunday Morning

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Brotherhood - 6 articles
Railroads and Civil Rights
Race and labor aboard the iron horse

How Integrated is Your Church?
Plus: The power of small groups, the Bible goes back to school, and other stories from newspapers around the world.

In Search of a Multicultural Bottom Line

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Brotherly Love - 6 articles
How Integrated is Your Church?
Plus: The power of small groups, the Bible goes back to school, and other stories from newspapers around the world.

The Healing Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
In Search of a Multicultural Bottom Line

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Cities - 19 articles
For Everything There Is a Season
Nostalgia for nature's seasons in a climate-controlled world.

Talk of the Town
Questions for postmodern Christians

Making a Difference, and Other Illusions

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Civil rights - 71 articles
The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

Senate Showdown
Activists say fight against gay marriage has only just begun.

State of Emergency Declared in Nigeria
Plus: Billy Graham suffers serious pelvic fracture, Hezbollah uses The Passion, Sudan blocks aid, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Cross-cultural - 2 articles
Life after 'Mac'
"Promise Keepers names new leader, looks ahead"

Close Encounters Across Cultures
What would happen if you just stayed with a group of kids no matter what?


Diversity - 102 articles
Churches, Charity, and Civil Society
The debate over faith-based social services.

7 Habits of Racially Mixed Churches
How to achieve ethnic diversity—and die (to self) trying.

Affectionate Patriarchs
In the popular imagination, conservative evangelical fathers are power-abusing authoritarians. A new study says otherwise.

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Equality - 61 articles
One Nation Under Secularism
France's peculiar aversion to public religiosity is rooted in a sordid history of sectarian violence.

The Groves of Academe
Salt, Light,and Affirmative Action

Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Terrorists on Trial
How the nation responded to an earlier attack

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Hate crime - 6 articles
Budget Bill Includes Protection for Prolifers
Plus: Religion hate crime statistics, and other stories from online sources from around the world.

Is Speaking Truth a Hate Crime?
Hate laws making their way through U.S. and British governments highlight the need for peaceful yet critical Christian witness. A 12th-century abbot leads the way.

Why Kerry Is Sincere When He Says He Believes Life Begins at Conception
Plus: AmeriCorps loses suit on Catholic school placements, U.K. considers new religious hate law, Portland's Catholic archdiocese declares bankruptcy, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Hate-speech laws - 13 articles
News Wraps
"Deaths, promotions, and other tidbits from the religion world."
Should Christians Be Banned from the Military?
"The Pope's 25 years, the antireligious left, and many other stories from online sources around the world"

Battling Bigotry
Widow seeks to stem growing tide of hate crimes

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Hispanics - 25 articles
Racially Diverse Faith Coalitions Oppose Gay Marriage, Tackle Other Issues
Invigorated by the election, African-American and Hispanic leaders are reaching out on a range of political fronts.

Good News from the Hispanic Church
The community-serving activities of Hispanic Protestant churches.

El Espiritu Santo
Exploring Latino Pentecostalism.

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Immigration - 46 articles
New York's New Hope
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.

Good News from the Hispanic Church
The community-serving activities of Hispanic Protestant churches.

The Not-So-Dismal Science
Using literature to enliven economics.

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Indigenous peoples - 7 articles
The Truth About the Catholic Church and Slavery
The problem wasn't that the leadership was silent. It was that almost nobody listened.

Minorities Accuse Council of Off-Road Theology
Critics force the Latin American Council of Churches to withdraw its Theology on the Road mission document

Out of the Ashes
In a land of volcanoes, persistent missionary efforts finally yield fruit.

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Jackson, Jesse - 10 articles
Original Sin
Slavery and the biblical curse of Ham.

Letters
"Is there any doubt that the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses is indeed the God of the Muslim, the Jew, and the Christian?"
Still Somebody
"Despite an embarrassing scandal and widespread irritation with his methods, Jesse Jackson continues to be an influential voice in the church. Should evangelicals listen?"

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King, Martin Luther, Jr. - 38 articles
Hopeful Pessimism
The lessons of the civil rights movement turn out to be quite alien to liberal pieties.

The Sage of Walden Pond
I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well.

Is Suicide Better than Life Imprisonment?
Plus: Ministry support leads to NCAA investigation, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Lincoln, Abraham - 22 articles
The Lincoln Supremacy
John Wilkes Booth assassinated the president. Democracy proved harder to kill.

The Lonely Emancipator
Lincoln's legal prudence in ending the peculiar institution.

Books & Culture's Book of the Week: Terrorists on Trial
How the nation responded to an earlier attack

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Mandela, Nelson - 6 articles
New Methodist Leader Will Focus on the Family
General Secretary of the World Methodist Council wants to promote unified church identity.

Mandela De Klerk and Tutu Join to Fight AIDS
South Africa's men of peace call for end of silence and stigmatization.

Mandela's Miracle
Special Section: White/Other

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Minorities - 2 articles
Mythical Proportions
America is not so generous, free, and innocent as it imagines itself.

When God Calls a Leader


NAACP - 1 articles
Churches to Aid Strapped NAACP

Native Americans - 36 articles
Mythical Proportions
America is not so generous, free, and innocent as it imagines itself.

Autumn Books
Some that stand out in this season's plenty.

LDS and DNA
Book challenges Native American link to ancient Israel.

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Oppression - 64 articles
Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

The Nightmare of North Korea
One man's story of brutality, courage, love, and freedom.

Good News for the Lost, Imprisoned, Abducted, and Enslaved
Lawyers and investigators at the International Justice Mission have learned that sharing the gospel means going into the heart of darkness.

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Pluralism - 18 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Federal Judge Says City Shouldn't Have Banned 'Jesus Is Alive' Sign
"Stolen Jesuses, changes at Bibleman HQ, and many more religion stories from online sources around the world"

The Tradition Temptation
Why we should still give Scripture pride of place

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Prejudice - 32 articles
The Amish Come Knocking
UPN's Amish In the City shows us our modern selves in a mirror that is positively medieval.

The Passion and Prejudice
Why I asked the Anti-Defamation League to give Mel Gibson a break.

Papists!
Saving Catholicism from scorn and irrelevance

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Race and ethnicity - 178 articles
7 Habits of Racially Mixed Churches
How to achieve ethnic diversity—and die (to self) trying.

Building Spiritual Unity

Pastor to the Community

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Racial reconciliation - 157 articles
New York's New Hope
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.

Hope Deferred
Christians are uniquely positioned to further racial equality.

The Church Embattled

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Racism - 183 articles
Bill Cosby Was (Mostly) Right
But he overlooks the redemptive role of the church.

The Church Embattled

Building Spiritual Unity

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Reconciliation - 221 articles
Keeping Conflict Healthy
The Leadership Forum
The Ecstatic Heresy
Seeking a superficial unity, some denominational leaders opt for feelings over facts.

Bill Cosby Was (Mostly) Right
But he overlooks the redemptive role of the church.

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Rivers, Eugene - 7 articles
Long Island Priest Shot During Mass
Eugene Rivers accused of discrimination, the growth of Asian-American churches, and other stories from around the world

Shari'ah Law to Decide Fates in Afghanistan
Attack of the 200 Clones coming soon and Eugene Rivers's model could help Cincinnati's racial tensions

Separate and Equal
Martin Luther King dreamed of an integrated society. Boston minister Eugene Rivers thinks it was the wrong dream

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Slavery - 192 articles
A Preaching Woman
The remarkable story of a former slave sheds light on the origins of African American Christianity.

The Unmaking of Liberia
How and why the grand experiment failed

Cheated by the Affirming Church
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.

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Social action - 259 articles
The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Operation Human Rights
How evangelicals got outside their comfort zone to help the oppressed overseas.

When the Church Is in the Headlines

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Social justice - 115 articles
The Revolution Begins in the Pews
Trotsky and St. Benedict

The Legend of Bono Vox
Lessons learned in the church of U2.

Korean in Iraq Was Killed For His Faith, Say Terrorists
Plus: What's next for the Federal Marriage Amendment, Canada's Bible ban, university relents on mandatory profanity, and other stories from online sources around the world.

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Tolerance - 107 articles
Last Things
A history of the afterlife.

White House Speechwriter Talks About the Bush Code
Plus: U.S. News phones it in on prayer, Indonesian churches attacked, Mormon author disfellowshipped, and other stories from online sources around the world.

Challenging the Virtue of the Age

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Wilberforce, William - 19 articles
Be Always Ready

Six 'Faith-based' Stories and a Moral
Are Christian social ministries worth fighting for?

An 'Ordinary Saint' in Wartime
William Wilberforce saw two long charitable campaigns through, even in war's distracting shadow

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